There is one big question on minds after Trump’s coronavirus briefing: ‘Where is Dr. Fauci?’

On Monday, President Donald Trump entered the White House briefing room to discuss the spread of coronavirus — but one person was conspicuously absent from the room: Disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.


The absence caused a stir on social media, because the absence occurred immediately after Fauci — who has been contradicting the president frequently on health guidelines and recommendations — sat for an interview in which he criticized the president's tendency to ad-lib facts and advice.

Some commenters noted that Trump's remarks once again ran contrary to everything Fauci has been recommending — and at times even appeared to take an indirect swipe at him: